Impromptu Speech 

Impromptu speaking involves speeches that the speaker has developed themselves within a three-minute preparation time. One at a time, the speakers will randomly draw a piece of paper with a topic on it. From the time the speaker is given the topic, the speaker will have three minutes to prepare a speech.


Prepared Speech 

This format requires that the speaker write and deliver their own speech. The speaker will inform or educate the audience on a single issue or topic. The topic is only limited by age appropriateness of the topic for the member. The purpose of this category is to encourage participants to give a speech in which they seek out accurate information, organize it into a useful format, and competently present the information. Speeches may be persuasive or informative.

Learn more from The Montana 4-H Clover Communications Curriculum